cant burn dvd's on ext. burner

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Figory, May 18, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    When I bought my G4 I didnt know id ever want to burn dvds so did not get the super drive. Then had so much fun with imovie that I bought a Lacie burner. I didnt know that idvd didnt work with these. Then heard about the easter egg HPfurz. (do i just drag this to my home folder or should i do something else?) Anyway its not working for me it gets stck on stage 4 multiplexing and burning. Could this be because I am using idvd 4.0.1?
    Also have been told that quick movie dosnt work on that many machines and I really need mpeg.
    My lacie came with toast lite, but dont seem to get very far with that either.
    Can anyone help??? I,m loosing my mind!!
    Thank you
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    #2
    A few things to make sure of when using iDVD external burner hack:

    I am having success using the following:

    Lacie 8x DVD Burner (based on Pioneer 107)
    iDVD 4.0.1
    G4 powerbook running Panther

    A few things to make sure:
    - Hurz & Pfurz are in the home directory of the user (you've done)
    - Control click on Burn (you've done)
    - let the project FULLY encrypt before burning (customize>status)
    - take into account burning can take HOURS

    Good luck
     
  3. ntg
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    ntg

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    A good place to look for feedback on various compatibility issues is the XLR8 Your Mac web-site at:
    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/feedback/patchburn2_feedback.html

    The answer to my non-support issues was indeed Patchburn II, which now enables full function of my MSI drive with 10.3.3 on a G4-400.

    Click this link to download, and try it out for yourself:
    http://www.macwelt.de/public/PatchBurn/PatchBurnIIb1en.sit

    I was sceptical at first, but I can't believe I have a G4-400 running with a 4x Multi-standard DVD burner for £78.00!! (cheap here in the UK)

    Good luck - I hope it helps.

    Nigel.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    May 17, 2004
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    Lacie 8x DVD Burner (based on Pioneer 107)
    iDVD 4.0.1
    G4 powerbook running Panther

    A few things to make sure:
    - Hurz & Pfurz are in the home directory of the user (you've done)
    - Control click on Burn (you've done)
    - let the project FULLY encrypt before burning (customize>status)
    - take into account burning can take HOURS

    Good luck[/QUOTE]

    Thank you! Very much.
    So do I need Panther? or should it work with osx 10.2.7
    I didnt know it took hours, perhaps that is my mistake!
    The project wirrrrs away I'm not sure I have any control over it Fully encrypting or not! Thank you!! PLeeese excuse my ignorance!
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    Germany
    #5
    As I also posted in the other thread you opened (no need to):

    The new beta is for Panther, but there is a stable version for Jaguar. Download it here: http://www.macwelt.de/magazin/0310/PatchBurn1.1en.sit
     

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